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Rhodri Morgan's greatest political ambition was achieved at Christmas 98. Never did he lust after any Parliamentary honour except being named as the man who brought Brain's Beer to the House of Commons.

Alas not as as guest beer in the Strangers' Bar but a mere one night strand at the Labour Welsh MPs Party. He recalls the ancient debates in Wales on the merits of Welsh local beers. To settle the argument one samples each of Felinfoel and Buckleys West Wales ales were sent for analysis for the strength and quality. The report from the laboratory simply warned "Neither of these horses should be allowed to resume work again.'